If you have followed my blog for a while, you know I like to celebrate different feast days throughout each month.
A new one to us is the Feast of St. Martin de Tours, (Nov. 11).
St. Martin and the cloak story...
There's a story of how on a very cold night, while riding with his fellow soldiers, he came across a beggar half naked. St. Martin de Tours took his cloak and after splitting it into two pieces, he gave one piece to the the beggar. His comrades laughed and made fun of Martin. In a dream that night, Christ appeared to Martin wrapped in the cloak and surrounded by angels. Christ asked Martin if he recognized the cloak. When Martin did, he realized that he would completely devote his life to Christ. Once a pagan, now a Christian.
Today, on the feast of St. Martin de Tours, I wrapped up something warm and cozy for each of our children; something they needed not wanted.
Clockwise:: Sally needed a new sleep shirt, Ester needed some new sleeping pants, Mabel needed a new robe, Stan needed a new pair of pjs and so did Clementine.
I'd love to give credit to the mom who inspired me, but I cannot find the article where she talked about using the feast of St. Martin de Tours to gift her children with new pjs each fall. So whoever she is, thank you!! It was a GREAT idea, and the children truly appreciated the spontaneity!
St. Martin de Tours, patron saint of soldiers, pray for us!
~ Patty ~